Safe & Sober Housing

In 2009, WSTC saw an opportunity to expand our services and give our clients a better chance at long-term recovery. That year, WSTC was able to open O’Hana House to provide permanent, supportive housing for chronically homeless, chemically dependent women and their children. Safe and sober housing is an essential component of recovery, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In fact, recovery housing has been helping people overcome chemical dependency since the late 1800s.
What is recovery housing? It’s not just a safe place to live, although that’s a critical component. Our residents also have access to services that include chemical dependency treatment, wraparound case management services, vocational services, life skills building, and transportation. The WSTC Housing Case Managers provide support, assistance, and advocacy for all those who live in the home, ensuring that the services provide a “step up” rather than a hand out.

O’Hana House For Women & Children

Services Offered:

  • Clean and sober permanent housing for women and women with children
  • On-site case management
  • Individual counseling services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Sober living and life-skill building
  • Job-readiness training
  • Advocacy and intensive support services

Eligibility:

  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness and chemically dependent
  • Willing to be clean and sober and able to fully participate in program
  • Willing to follow O’Hana House guidelines
  • Willing to attend chemical dependency treatment in the community
  • Willing to attend community based self-help groups
  • Willing to actively seek employment or educational opportunities

Lighthouse For Men & Their Children

Services Offered:

  • Clean and sober permanent housing for men and men with children
  • On-site case management
  • Individual counseling services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Sober living and life-skill building
  • Job-readiness training
  • Advocacy and intensive support services

Eligibility:

  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness and chemically dependent
  • Willing to be clean and sober and able to fully participate in the program
  • Willing to follow Lighthouse guidelines
  • Willing to attend chemical dependency treatment in the community
  • Willing to attend community based self-help groups
  • Willing to actively seek employment or educational opportunities

New Start Houses for Men & Women

The New Start Houses provide transitional housing for eight homeless men and eight homeless women exiting the Kitsap County Jail for up to nine months while they are engaged in New Start Continuing Services.  Entry into one of these houses will be managed via Chemical Dependency Counselors while the consumer is incarcerated.  These homes help give the consumer a chance to learn to manage their own affairs while living in a safe environment with Case Managers ready to assist in daily life skill building making their transition as smooth and seamless as possible.